Brothers Rainer and their Sister. Tyrolian Singers.
Printed & Pub.d 1827, by S. Vowles, 3, St. Michaels Alley, Cornhill.
Lithograph with hand colour and large margins. 205 x 240mm (8 x 9½"). With a letterpress flyer for their performance at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. Very rare with key.
The Rainer Family (Felix, Anton, Maria, Joseph & Franz) specialised in vocal harmonies, including yodelling. They are credited with the premier performance of 'Silent Night' in the Tyrol in 1819. Turning professional they toured extensively from 1824, visiting Britain in 1827 and performing for George IV, who presented these costumes to them, before touring the United States in the 1830s. They disbanded in 1838.
[Ref: 33109] £320.00